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May 31, 2016

Law Society takes action against individuals, businesses engaging in unauthorized practice of law

May 11, 2016

The Law Society congratulates winner and runner-up of the secondary school Magna Carta essay contest

Mar 29, 2016

The Law Society and the Jack Webster Foundation invite members of the media to the 2016 Law and the Media workshop

Mar 22, 2016

Law Society suspends former Vancouver lawyer Krista Jessacher

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A recent presentation to our Bencher table once again addressed a serious inequity in our justice system, one that disproportionately affects women involved in family law proceedings.   more


May 30, 2016

Upcoming TWU appeal proceedings – The Law Society’s appeal of the decision in TWU v. The Law Society of BC decision will be heard in the BC Court of Appeal from June 1 to 3, 2016. more

May 27, 2016

Important PLTC registration information – updated – Does your firm plan to hire an articled student to start in 2016 or 2017? The number of articled students in BC has increased substantially in recent years. Early PLTC applicants are more likely to be placed in their session of choice. more

May 18, 2016

The Law Society Award – call for nominations – Lawyers are encouraged to nominate a candidate to receive the 2016 Law Society Award. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. more

May 12, 2016

Ethics Committee consultation on transferring lawyer rules – The Ethics Committee is seeking input from the profession on proposed amendments to the rules governing transferring lawyers. The transferring lawyer rules apply when a lawyer changes firms. more

May 11, 2016

2015 Magna Carta secondary school essay contest – The Law Society congratulates essay contest winner Han Wei (Helen) Luo, Law 12 student from Hugh McRoberts Secondary School in Richmond, and runner-up Anushka Kurian, Law 12 student from Hugh Boyd Secondary School in Richmond, for their exemplary essays on the topic of “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.” more

May 11, 2016

Articling offers by downtown Vancouver firms to stay open to August 12 – All offers of articling positions made this year by law firms with offices in downtown Vancouver must remain open until 8 am on Friday, August 12, 2016. Downtown Vancouver is defined as the area in the city of Vancouver west of Carrall Street and north of False Creek. more

Apr 21, 2016

New Appointed Bencher – The Law Society welcomes recently appointed Bencher Daniel Smith. Appointed Benchers are non-lawyers selected by the provincial Cabinet to represent the public interest. Dan is a citizen of the Laich Kwil Tach Nation, member of the Campbell River Indian Band on Vancouver Island and former Chief Negotiator for the Hamatla Treaty Society. more

Apr 15, 2016

2015 Report on Performance and financial statements now available – The Law Society's 2015 Report on Performance and audited financial statements are now available online. Our annual report provides a progress update on strategic initiatives in the first year of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan. more

Mar 23, 2016

Law firm regulation consultation – The Law Firm Regulation Task Force thanks everyone who participated in the online survey in November 2015 and the sessions that were held in 11 cities around the province in February 2016. The task force continues to see input from lawyers. more

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